Christian culture

Contemporary Christian Theologies of Homosexuality: A Typology

Author: GAO Zhe, Interdisciplinary Senior Lecturer in Religion and Translation, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling

 

Abstract:

Since the 1970s, influenced by burgeioning research on homosexuality in the natural and social sciences, a deep change in the theological understanding of homosexuality have begun to emerge within the Christian community. While Christianity as a whole is experiencing this change, it is not happening uniformly among Christian traditions and denominations, and there exists a variety of Christian theologies of homosexuality. This essay provides a typological examination of these different understand-ings of homosexuality. Rather than offering a normative Christian understanding of homosexuality, this descriptive study focuses on those theological and exegetic rationales from which different attitudes toward homosexuality emerge within Christianity.

 

Keywords:

homosexuality; theology of sex; sexual ethics; contemporary Christian theologies

 

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